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Definition of "hypercritical" [hy•per•crit•ic•al]

  • Excessively critical; captious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hypercritical" in a sentence
  • "Finally, like so many millions of Cubans, they had been content to make no further comments contrary to the triumphalist slogans, to ensure they would not be put in the "hypercritical" category and perhaps be taken as dissidents."
  • "If I come out of the gate as some kind of hypercritical harpy, and people think my work stinks, my career's over before it even began."
  • "Tom Meltzer Shortcuts, G2, 26 May is hypercritical and probably doesn't spend much time in kitchens."